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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
Skin darkening: Unfortunately there are many types of hyperpigmentation, so the answer is difficult. Post-inflammatory (after a rash or injury) types are common, but ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Avoid sun, peels, ++: There are a variety of techniques to address hyperpigmentation with avoidance bing the best approach using sunblocks. Certain hormone therapies or ora ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Vipond
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Sunscreen, Retinols: In treating hyperpigmentation, it is extremely important to minimize sun exposure through sun protection and sunscreen. Products containing retinols m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Inflammation: Any rash can inflame the basal layer of skin where the pigment cells are and cause the pigment to drop into the dermis causing hyperpigmentation. This ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Dark spots: Hyperpigmentation refers to areas of skin that appear to be darker than the patients normal skin color. Hyperpigmentation is usually a brown or black ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
54 years experience Dermatology
Following irritation: The body forms increased amounts of pigment from a variety of mechanisms. Some are hormonal like melasma or related to endocrine diseases like adrena ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
23 years experience Dermatology
Go away dark spots: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
It's hard to beat: Usually worse after pregnancy and his hormone-related-markedly exacerbated by the sun, can be to some extent prevented by long-term tretinoin use-can ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
54 years experience Dermatology
Depends on cause: If you are speaking of the common melasma that so many women get, it usually begins in teenage years or early adulthood associated with hormones and s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
27 years experience Dermatology
Dark Spot Treatment: First of all, there are several causes for dark spots. Dark spots caused from skin injury, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, can be treated with th ... Read More
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